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How to use Screen Sharing inside HTML5 Virtual Classroom

BrainCert's HTML5 Screen Sharing solution allows you to share your full desktop screen or specific applications in HD. Instructors would need to use either Chrome or Firefox browser to start screen sharing. The attendees can be on any browser to see the shared screen.

Installing Screen Sharing Browser Plugin


Chrome browser


1) Click on the Screen Sharing icon

2) First time when you click on the screen sharing button you will be asked to install our special plugin in Chrome browser.

3) You may see an 'installation error' message as shown below. Click on "Chrome Store" link to install the plugin.

4) Click on "Add to Chrome" to install the Chrome browser plugin. Here is the direct link to the plugin.

Click "Add extension" finish the installation.

5) Go back to Virtual Classroom screen and click on Screen Sharing button again to share your screen. If you see the installation popup again, simply refresh the browser session. This is a one-time installation and you will not be prompted to install the plugin again.

After selecting "Share Screen" button, you can choose to share your "Entire screen" or an "individual application/window". Click "Share" button to start streaming your entire screen.

It is recommended to share a separate browser window or a different screen if you have dual monitors. Sharing virtual classroom inside the virtual classroom will create a loop.

Select "Application Window" to share a specific browser window or application such as PowerPoint or Word document. Click "Share" button to start streaming your application.

To stop sharing your screen, click on the screen sharing icon again.


Firefox browser


Unlike Chrome browser, Mozilla Firefox does not require a browser plugin to use screen sharing feature.

1) Click on the Screen Sharing icon

2) First time when you click on the screen sharing button you will see a window to share. Simply click on "Allow" button.

3) Select the window to share from the dropdown and click "Allow" to start sharing.

To stop sharing your screen, click on the screen sharing icon again.



Troubleshooting tips


I cannot share my screen in Chrome incognito browser session or Firefox private browsing.

Private browser sessions are not supported by the application.

Popups and dropdown fields are not streamed correctly

Select "Entire screen" option to show everything. When you select "Application Window" option, it streams actions specific to the applications current state and popups and dropdown fields in the application may go ignored.






Author
BrainCert
Date Created
2017-05-22 07:19:53
Date Updated
2017-07-23 09:17:19
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